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The Rebel Surgeon
Thursday @ 10.40pm


Parental Rating: G

1/3 of the world's population suffers from a lack of fresh water. In 2025, it will be half. Are there any viable solutions? 3,000 meters below the surface of our planet lurk massive yet barely exploit

First Shown: 13 Jun

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Fíorscéal brings a new season of top-class international documentaries that continue to throw a sometimes disturbing or controversial light on issues which affect us environmentally, socially, politically and globally.  Among the documentaries of the new season are:

The Rebel Surgeon – Thursday @ 10.40pm
In Erik Gandini’s recent documentary “The Swedish Theory of Love” (2015) there is a character who stands out, the surgeon Erik Erichsen. This film is an intimate portrait of him and his wife Sennait. After serving 30 years in a Swedish hospital Dr Erichsen was fed up with all the bureaucracy and administration. He decided to move someplace where he could make a difference and do what he loves the most – to operate. In Ethiopia, where there are only 3 doctors on every 100,000 inhabitants. Dr Erichsen and his wife Sennait work at a small field hospital in Aira.

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